The annual fees for undergraduate courses in IITs will be hiked from existing Rs 90,000 to Rs 2 lakh from upcoming academic session and there will be total fee waiver for SCs and STs, the differently-abled and those belonging to economically weaker sections.
A decision to hike the fee by over two-fold has been taken by the HRD Ministry following a proposal by an IIT panel, HRD Ministry officials said.
The Ministry has decided to hike the fees for undergraduate courses in IITs from existing Rs 90,000 to Rs two lakh, they said.
Students belonging to families whose annual income is less than Rs 1 lakh is most likely to avail 100 per cent fee waiver, along with those belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and the differently-abled.
Last month the Standing Committee of IIT Council (SCIC) had approved a three-fold hike in annual fees.